Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: An Interview With Cybersecurity Regulators

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The regulation of cybersecurity remains a new and rapidly evolving space — and regulatory activity and priorities can be somewhat opaque to outside observers. In this special episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss shares a discussion led by Faegre Drinker’s Peter Baldwin, who sat down with Brent Wilner, senior advisor to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Cyber Unit, and Justin Herring, leader of the New York Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Division. The two guests share their insights on each agency’s priorities in cybersecurity, data protection and enforcement.

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Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: Computer Forensics

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Computer Forensics: What is it? How is it Used in Civil and Criminal Incident Response Work? In this episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss talks with Supervisory Special Agent Steve Crist of the FBI and former Orange County DA Investigator Dave White about the importance of using computer forensics in private sector and government cyber and incident response investigations. They explore the differences between computer forensics and traditional “wet” forensics; how computer forensics has grown to play a significant role in civil investigative and legal matters; the importance of digital evidence in criminal cases; and how a digital investigator works their way through a case.

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Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: Privacy Issues and COVID-19

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Privacy issues and COVID-19: what do they mean to you and your business? In this episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss talks with Faegre Drinker’s Reed Abrahamson about the pandemic’s impact on privacy and data security. They examine how organizations are working to balance obligations to simultaneously protect data and their employees’ well-being — along with the risks employers should consider when collecting COVID-related employee information.

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Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: What Brexit Means for Law, Technology and Your Data

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Earlier this year — and five years after the Brexit referendum — the U.K. officially left the EU, giving rise to a new era of international commerce. As businesses work to adapt to this new paradigm, one question should not be overlooked: how does Brexit impact the international movement of data? In the first international episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss talks with Faegre Drinker’s Huw Beverley-Smith and Jonathon Gunn about the data protection and privacy implications of life after Brexit.

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Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: ‘Merging’ Mergers, Acquisitions and Cybersecurity

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Due diligence is at the heart of negotiating and finalizing any major deal, and parties’ cybersecurity practices have become a focal point in the M&A due diligence process. In the latest episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss and guests Paul Luehr and Dori Cain discuss the importance of cybersecurity due diligence in the mergers and acquisitions field, what criteria professionals evaluate in this process, and how “cybersecurity hygiene” can impact the deal-making process. The podcast covers a number of questions, including:

  • What does the cybersecurity due diligence aspect of a merger or acquisition look like? Why is “cyber diligence” so important in the deal-making process?
  • What insights or hard facts are cybersecurity professionals looking for when evaluating cybersecurity at the outset of the mergers and acquisition process? What “cyber hygiene” criteria should be assessed at every step of deal negotiations? Are there any common deal-breakers in this process?

Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast: A Primer on Cybersecurity Frameworks

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ISO, NIST, CMMC — if the alphabet soup of cybersecurity frameworks has you confused, we’ve got you covered. In the latest episode of the Faegre Drinker on Law and Technology Podcast, host Jason G. Weiss chats with guest Jim Watkins, former deputy laboratory director in the FBI’s Orange County Crime Lab and current certified technical assessor for the ANSI National Accreditation Board, about some of the more prominent cybersecurity frameworks, the process of cybersecurity assessments, how compliance issues are addressed, and what’s the difference between self-assessment, self-certification, and accreditation, and how a skilled attorney can make all the difference in getting accredited.

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